FAQ

Registration

When does the Summer Season registration take place?
Spring/Summer Registration opens in January. League play begins in April

How do I register my child(ren) in the High Park Ball Hockey League?
REGISTRATION is online only through our website with payment by e-transfer

What is your cancellation policy?
To obtain a refund, you must submit a request by e-mail at infohighparkballhockey.ca Please specify:

  • your name and the name of your child
  • the division in which your child is registered (Learn to Play, Tyke, Novice, Atom, Peewee, Bantam, Junior)
  • your child's team (if he or she has already been assigned to a team)
  • your phone number, email address, and mailing address
  • your reason for requesting a refund

Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for refund processing.

Will any charges be applied for my refund?
This chart shows the details on refund charges:

Prior to first game of season Up to and including second week of season After secon week of season
Full entry fee Entry fee minus $30 admin fee No refund available after this period. Refund request will not be accepted.

Can I sign up my child(ren) to play on the same team as a friend?
Yes, please specify the names of friends in the Special Request Field of our registration form. Please note that teams might be re-evaluated based on parity. Our goal is to have balanced teams and divisions.

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Season Dates and Times

When and for how long does the season run?
The Spring season begins in late April. The season ends the last weekend in June before the primary school year ends. We do not offer a minors program in the fall.

When is the first game of the season and how will we be notified?
Each child will be notified through provided email in mid April.Jerseys will be handed out first game of the season by staff.

What are the days of the week and the times of the games?
Games in all divisions are 45 min long. Exact times of games will not be available until the start of season and are subject to change. Schedules are established only at the close of registration. Games are played outdoors so the schedule is entirely weather-dependent.

The following chart provides general break down of game times for different divisions. This can change depending on amount of registrations and teams per division

General Game Times

Division General Game Times
Learn to Play Saturdays 9:00 - 10:00 am Sunday (make-up day) 9:00 -10:00 am
Tyke Saturdays 10:00 -12:00 pm Sunday (make-up day) 10:00 -12:00 pm
Novice Saturdays 12:00 - 2:00 pm Sunday (make-up day) 12:00 - 2:00 pm
Atom Saturdays 2:00 - 4:00 pm Sunday (make-up day) 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Peewee, Bantam Saturdays 4:00 - 6:00 pm Sunday (make-up day) 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Women's Division Tuesdays 7:00 - 9:00 pm  
Men's Division Tuesday 9:00 - 10:00 pm
Thursdays 7:00 - 11:00 pm
 

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Venue

Where are the games played?
League games are played at High Park Rink (High Park and Bloor) Next to the Swimming Pool. Map High Park, Toronto.

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Experience

My child has never played ball hockey/ice hockey before. Is this program suitable for a child with no prior experience?
Yes! Our program is designed to suit children at all levels of experience and skill. A fair number (especially Learn to Play and Tyke) of HPBHL players are children with limited or no ice hockey or ball hockey experience.

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Equipment

What kind of equipment do you provide? What equipment do I need to provide for my child?
We provide each registered player with a team jersey, Shorts and Socks. We also provide goalie equipment, permitting each child to try their hand at goaltending (if they so wish). Goaltenders must wear their own regular CSA-approved helmet (not provided) or their own CSA-approved goalie mask (not provided).

Mandatory Equipment
For players:

  • Hockey helmet with full facial protection (cage)
  • Note: both facemask and helmet must have CSA sticker.
  • Goaltenders can either wear player helmet/facemask (as above) or a goalie mask
  • Note: goalie mask must have CSA sticker. 
  • ** Street hockey goalie masks ARE NOT PERMITTED ***
  • Hockey gloves
  • Note: any type of gloves not designed for ice hockey use (e.g., lacrosse) are not permitted.
  • Hockey stick - Note: both wood or composite are accepted. Push-on plastic blades are not permitted.
  • Running shoes
  • Soccer style shin guards
  • Note: It is mandatory for shin guards to be completely covered by socks.
  • Note: Ice hockey shin guards are not permitted.

Is there any additional equipment that is acceptable and recommended?
Additional recommended equipment

  • Mouth guard
  • Atletic support (jock or jill)
  • Knee pads (soft)
  • Soft elbow pads
  • Note: Hard ice hockey elbow pads are not permitted. Elbow pads must be covered by jersey.
Is there banned and prohibited equipment?

The following equipment is prohibited:

  • Shoulder pads
  • Hockey-style hard elbow pads
  • Hockey-style shin guards
  • Any type of gloves that are not ice hockey gloves, (e.g. lacrosse gloves)

What type of hockey stick is required?
Wooden or composite hockey sticks only. Plastic bladed sticks where the blade is pushed on to the shaft are not allowed.

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All-Star Program

High Park's All Star program is for players who want to play in a more competitive environment. We have a long and storied past playing at the provincial level. Every year, the League sends all-star teams to the Ontario Ball Hockey Federation’s provincial tournaments, which are held over one weekend in July. We have also had teams compete nationally and internationally, and had representatives play at the Ontario Summer Games. Tryouts typically take place beginning in late April/early May, followed by team selection and dedicated all-star practices.